Smilo provides users with an oral health rating that indicates when it’s time to see a dentist. The app has lots of information on improving and maintaining oral health and provides a way to connect with dental professionals.
Oral health is strongly linked to overall wellness, so it’s important to stay on top of oral hygiene. Poor oral health shares links to heart conditions, cancer, and diabetes. Dental and oral diseases like cavities and gum disease can be uncomfortable, painful, and expensive to treat. In Australia, people over the age of 15 have an average of 12.7 decayed/missing/filled teeth. Early intervention can protect someone’s overall health, reduce the cost of treatment, and save natural teeth.
Not everyone sees a dentist as often as they should for cleaning and check-ups, but frequent monitoring is accessible through technology. Smilo, an Australian startup launched in 2020, aims to raise awareness of oral wellness through its iOS and Android mobile apps.
Users can scan their mouth using their mobile phone, and Smilo’s AI will provide a colour-coded oral health rating. The rating gives users an indication of the state of their teeth and gums, and recommends seeing a dentist if necessary. Smilo provides a way to chat with dental professionals through the app to discuss oral health questions and concerns. The platform has a growing library of information on dental health to provide users with information on healthy lifestyle habits and maintaining good oral health with aspects such as maintaining white teeth and a brighter smile.
The “design my smile” feature allows users to change their teeth on a photo of themselves to see how they may look with dental work or improve their smile for social media photos.